Video of rat in UBC Open Kitchen cafeteria goes viral

January 24, 2022
A video of a large rat being grabbed with tongs at the buffet at the University of British Columbia’s Open Kitchen cafeteria has reportedly begun circulating online. First-year student Isabel Curiston, who filmed the incident, said she was in line waiting for food when she noticed the rat. “I look up and I see this rat coming out of the cracks where they keep fruits and vegetables, and just standing there,” said Curiston. UBC Food Services Director Colin Moore said the situation is being addressed and employees have been educated on the proper sanitation measures. “[We] are working actively with our pest control partner to address the situation,” said Moore. “We have also proactively contacted Vancouver Costal Health, and will work closely with them as needed.” CTV News | Castanet | Daily Hive | CTV News (Video) (BC)